Instead of the generic “favorite films of the year” list, MANO film critic Alejandro A. Riera gives a rundown of the best Latin American films of the year released either theatrically or via streaming.
Fernando Trueba’s latest film, ‘Memories of My Father’ (El olvido que seremos), has traveled a long, winding road to movie theaters in the United States. MANO recently spoke with the Spanish director about the film, his work, Brazilian music, and more.
These artists are flexing fierce fusions and alternative spins on Latin music.
MANO speaks with the filmmakers behind the Brazil-based documentary, ‘The Territory,’ about filming with the Amazon’s Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe, government assaults on land and Indigenous rights, and hopes — or the lack there of — for the looming presidential election.
Anita Rocha da Silveira joins the Brazilian dystopian club with her mesmerizing, chilly, and unnerving sophomore feature, ‘Medusa,’ a provocative mix of genres that keeps you off-balance.
Written in 2017, shot in 2019, and now theatrically released, ‘The Pink Cloud,’ with its backdrop of a worldwide crisis that forces everyone into lockdown and isolation, feels terribly prescient. And by keeping the story so focused on its two main protagonists, Brazilian fillmmaker Iuli Gerbase has delivered an unnerving and disquieting view of the times in which we live.
Film critic Alejandro A. Riera reviews a few Spanish and Latin American movies from the Chicago International Film Festival running through October 24.
João Paulo Miranda Maria’s feature debut is the latest Brazilian film about that country’s racist, colonialist and xenophobic legacy